This article is priceless about the situation in Our Year 2 A.B. (after Bush).
In sum, in the year 2 AB, your fossilized world thankfully no longer quite exists. Global warming is “climate change” and its data is “interpreted” rather than blindly “followed.” Natural calamities like the old Katrina hurricane were really man-caused disasters; and man-caused disasters like the new BP spill and the federal reaction to it were really unpreventable natural disasters. Bill Clinton, John Edwards, and Al Gore are men-of-the-people feminists who need comfort, not tawdry womanizing mansion-aficionados.The article then goes into all the detailed events that have shown the "miraculous post-Bush transformation" of the world, never mind the United States. But there is a worm in the bud and a canker in the rose:
The only bad thing about the new age of “After Bush” is that he never quite left. $1.7 trillion annual deficits? Bush did it. Another $3 trillion plus to the deficit? All Bush. GM bailout? Bush’s fingerprints. Afghanistan heats up? Bush again. A ruined Gulf? Bush and his oil cronies. Falling polls for President Obama? The legacy of the Bush racism. Guantanamo open? Bush’s people. Higher taxes? The Bush deficits.But as the great Russian writer Gogol (yes, I know he was Ukrainian by birth but there was no Ukraine as country at the time and in his opinion he was a Russian writer) said at the end of the brilliant Inspector-General, "What do you think you are laughing at? You are laughing at yourselves." After all, we live in a country where politicians, now in government, are convinced that history began in 1997 and that should be seen as Year 1 or Year Zero.
In the age of “After Bush,” everything that is now good comes despite him, everything that is still bad is because of him. Remember that — and that is all ye need to know.